On Friday, Sep. 8, Showtime Boxing returned to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, the vacant WBC super middleweight world championship was on the line when unbeaten prospect David Benavidez met hard-hitting Romanian Ronald Gavril. Benavidez, 20, has now won all 19 of his professional bouts, including 17 knockout victories. Gavril has stopped 14 of his 18 wins.

The event aired live at 10:05 p.m. ET on Showtime.

David Benavidez def. Ronald Gavril by split decision (116-111, 111-116, 117-111) – for WBC world super middleweight title
Caleb Plant def. Andrew Hernandez by unanimous decision (100-90 x3)
J’Leon Love vs. Abraham Han ends in technical majority draw (76-76, 79-73, 76-76)
Peter Quillin def. Dashon Johnson by unanimous decision (78-74, 79-72, 79-73)
Jeison Rosario def. Salim Larbi by knockout. Round 5
Xavier Martinez def. Jese Aguinaga by TKO. Round 5
Josue Vargas def. Alexander Charneco by TKO. Round 4

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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